Banya Men!

Though they aren't common in the United States, Jjimjilbangs, Banyas, Onsens, and Hamams are a great places to hang out.  This is a group for men comfortable in their own skin and appreciate the eastern ideas of public bath houses.

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saunas for healing?

Started by Salt Dragon. Last reply by Brown Fox Nov 16. 1 Reply

Perhaps you’ve read about saunas (or other such baths) for curing hangovers.  I’ve tried them to fight the flu and colds with mixed results. I seem to have a knack for picking up bugs on…Continue

Spa World Friday

Started by Steve. Last reply by Tim Nov 5. 4 Replies

I'm taking a mental health day tomorrow and thinking about heading to Spa World in Centreville, Va. Any Washington Metro area guys care to join me?Continue

Towel ettiquette?

Started by Salt Dragon. Last reply by Dave K Sep 27. 5 Replies

I live in the Chicago area and prefer the Korean approach of mandatory nudity in the men's area, which is the norm at Kings Spa.  Somehow it misses the point to be bathing with textiles.  There area…Continue

All men are created equal; but ...

Started by Salt Dragon. Last reply by crandles Aug 1. 1 Reply

I found a good quote and wonder if other men can relate with anecdotes:All men are created equal; but no place more than in sauna.--UnknownMy story:  I lived in Sweden as an American for three years.…Continue

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Comment by Thom K. on October 30, 2015 at 10:43pm

Anyone interested in going to King Spa in Niles? I'll be there tomorrow!

Comment by Drew on July 4, 2015 at 3:53pm

Hey guys, King spa Chicago is up on groupon right now $19 for all day admission.

Comment by Stein on June 29, 2015 at 6:58am
Hey guys im in Dallas too!
Comment by Stephen Larsen on June 28, 2015 at 10:54pm

I've been to King Spa in Dallas. I hear Spa Castle is pretty great too. Wish I could get a soak and sauna right now.

Comment by Chip on April 19, 2015 at 1:48pm

any Chicago guys here?

Comment by Tarquin Anstruther on April 2, 2015 at 8:47am

I'm going to Eastern Europe again this July, has anyone any suggestions for spa visits?

Comment by Stein on December 14, 2014 at 12:51pm
Heard some Dallas guys went to king spa recently. Let me know next time you want to go.
Comment by Chad on November 28, 2014 at 12:44am

Stephen, yeah, it would be great to meet you.

Comment by Michael J. K. on November 27, 2014 at 10:56pm

welcome Tom

Comment by crandles on November 27, 2014 at 3:49pm

Stephen, you definitely should.  Let Chad and me know, we could make it an outing.


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